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Michal Fargo

Born 1984, Israel.
works and lives in Tel-Aviv Israel.
owns a European citizenship (Finland).

Education:

Graduate of the Bezalel academy of art and design Jerusalem;
B.A from the ceramic design department, expertise in ceramic Design and pottery
2007-2011

Employment:

Adama ceramic studio [2013- present] 
Typical Local design studio [2012] 
Instructor of ceramic sculpting at the Binyamini center [2012]
Freelance mold maker [2011- present]
Instructor of ceramic sculpting at Matnas Ramot [2011- present]
Workshop manager at the Binyamini Foundation [2011- 2012]
Writer for Israeli design blog Redesign [2011- present]
Instructor of ceramic sculpting at the Philip Leon community center [2011]
Workshop assistant at the Bezalel Academy [2010-2011]
Teachers assistant at the Bezalel Academy [2009-2011]
Pottery instructor, Ein Yael active museum [2009]

Competitions, Awards & Scholarships:

BCA 2012, Biennale de la Céramique, 2ND place [2012]
Sidney Myer and the Shepparton Art Museum award for international artist [2012]
Winner of the Binyamini first studio scholarship [2011]
"The intelligent hand" competition by Designboom and Macef international - Two shortlist entries: Handy nut and Contemporary craft [2010]

Exhibitions:

Kapfenberg Ceramic Biennale, Austria [2013]
Aviero Ceramic Biennale, Portugal (catalog) [2013]
"Shift", group exhibition curated by Shlomit Bauman and Ravit Lazer at the Binyamini center, Tel Aviv [2013]
"Else", Solo exhibition at the Shepparton art museum Australia curated by Elise Routledge, winner of the Sidney Myer Award for international artist (catalog) [2012]
"Right here, right now" group exhibition with Four'n'Five Designgroup [2012]
BCA 2012 - Exhibition of contemporary ceramics- Belgium [2012]
"The Farm" gallery, Holon [2011]
Young Israeli designers exhibition, Tel Aviv [2011]
Bezalel graduate show [2011]
"Design space" gallery, Tel Aviv, "handle with care" [2010]

Upcomming exhibitions:
Duo exhibition at the Binyamini ceramic center [2014]

Publications:

"eco style", Dopress Books, will be published in 2013
Designboom- "else" (graduation project).
Design break (Israel) - one on one interview.
Yanko design- "we p" unisex urinal.
Yanko design- handy nut.
Re-design (Israel) - handy nut.
Holon design museum online magazine- "else".
Interior design magazine, new york, October 2011 issue (print).

Collections:

The Shepparton Art Museum's collection, Else project
The Materials Library Holon, else project
The Holon Design Museum collection, else project
The Marge Goldwater collection, else project

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